The WHO has just launched the WHO Wheelchair Service Training Package (basic level). This training package is the first in a series that is focused on developing the skills and knowledge of personnel involved in wheelchair services around the world. Motivation Australia is closely involved in the development of the training with CEO Kylie Mines coordinating the working group. She is also the Co-Editor of the package along with Chapal Khasnabis from the Disability and Rehabilitation team at WHO.
Motivation Australia partners the National CBR Unit in the Solomon Islands, and ASSERT in East Timor were involved in initial piloting of the basic level package in 2010.
It is a fantastic resource for Motivation Australia to continue to utilise in our work in the Asia – Pacific Region. Congratulations to the team involved in the development of this fantastic resource – a real achievement by all!
Find out more about the training package and read the WHO press release here.